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Author(s):Harris, C. E.
Author Affiliation:Grassland Res. Inst., Hurley, Maidenhead, Berks SL6 5LR, UK
Title:The effect of method of treatment with petroleum ether on the drying rate of grass leaves measured in the laboratory
Source:Journal of the British Grassland Society. Vol. 32, No. 2, 1977, p. 99-103.
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Lolium perenne; Drying; Grasses
Abstract/Contents:Excised leaves of perennial ryegrass cv. S24 were dried in controlled and measured conditions of temp. (28 deg C), RH (22%) and airspeed (40 cm/s), without treatment or after treatment with petroleum ether (40-60 deg boiling point) applied in various ways. Subsequent increase in the drying rate of the leaves varied greatly with method of application of petroleum ether; results indicated that the modification of the waxes on the leaf surfaces, which results in reduced cuticular resistance to water loss, required the presence of liquid petroleum ether on the leaf surface. This effect increased with temp. and the increase was due to the enhanced activity of the petroleum ether in dissolving waxes rather than to direct thermal effects on tissue resistance. The practical implications of employing such a technique are discussed.
Language:English
References:11
Geographic Terms:UK
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Harris, C. E. 1977. The effect of method of treatment with petroleum ether on the drying rate of grass leaves measured in the laboratory. J. Br. Grassland Soc. 32(2):p. 99-103.
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